Event Details

What’s So Special About Myopia Management?

Sunday, February 25   |   11:00 AM – 5:45 PM ET   |   Zoom Webinar

Registration Options

PECAA Max Member

This 6-hour CE event is a PECAA Max membership
benefit at NO COST to PECAA Max members.

Register As PECAA Max Member

HEA Advantage Member

Early Bird (available through 2/16/24) – $80
Standard (available through 2/24/24) – $90

Register As PECAA (HEA) Advantage Member


Early Bird (available through 2/16/24) – $100
Standard (available through 2/24/24) – $110

Register As Non-Member

Please Note: Registration will end at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, February 24.
If you need assistance when registering, contact our Director of Member Education at 971.362.2866 or education@pecaa.com.


Event Summary

PECAA is pleased to announce its next COPE virtual education event: What’s So Special About Myopia Management?. Taking place on Sunday, February 25th, 11:00 AM – 5:45 PM ET, this event will provide six (6) hours of COPE-accredited clinical continuing education to optometrists across the country and will be presented in a synchronous, virtual Zoom webinar format. In accordance with current COPE/ARBO guidelines, there are no testing requirements for synchronous virtual formatted courses to count as COPE approved CE credits.

Each PECAA education event provides impactful instruction on a targeted area relevant to contemporary eye care practice. The February 25th event will explore the subject of Myopia Management and why it’s so prevalent in our industry today. Attendees will expand their knowledge on not only identifying and diagnosing myopia, but also how to navigate, treat, and prevent future negative implications for the patient. These lectures will uncover how to best communicate with patients and collaborate with existing treatment options to improve the patient’s overall success.

What’s So Special About Myopia Management? is open to all optometrists nationwide, including PECAA Max members, HEA Advantage members and non-members. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.


Our Speakers

What’s So Special About Myopia Management? Speakers And Courses

Event Agenda

Agenda For What’s So Special About Myopia Management? – 6 Hours CE Credit(2/25/2024) 
COPE Event ID: COPE Pending
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10:30 AM — Webinar Opens

11:00 – 11:10 AM — Webinar Begins: Announcements And Introductions
Please Note: All participants must be online at this time in order to receive full credit.

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM — From The Vault: Hidden Myopia Management Facts To Communicate To Your Patients

Speaker: Kevin Chan, OD, MS, FAAO, IACMM
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 84531-GO-TD
This course is to introduce the latest research findings in the realm of myopia management and discuss evidence-based clinical guidelines pertaining to the key rising topics which are also intriguing, including light therapy, conundrums of low-dose atropine, combined regimen, etc. The goal is to familiarize attendees with the holistic approach of pediatric myopia care and how to facilitate patient education.

12:00 – 12:10 PM — Q&A

12:15 – 1:05 PM — Myopia Management: Tips On Success In A Retail Setting

Speaker: Glenda Aleman-Moheeputh, OD
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 86237-GO
Myopia is an epidemic that continues to increase; it is predicted that by the year 2050, half of the world’s population will be affected. In this course, attendees will learn about the latest treatments for myopia management and which treatment is best suited for each patient. Furthermore, attendees will also learn how to communicate with parents to help them understand the importance of myopia management. Lastly, attendees will learn tips on how to be successful with myopia management in a retail setting.

1:05 – 1:15 PM — Q&A

1:20 – 3:00 PM — Myopia Management In Clinic Practice

Speaker: Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, FIAOMC
CE Hours: 2 COPE Course ID: 86880-GO
In this course we battle it out. I will provide for you the latest research and information and show you how to apply it into practice. We will review each treatment option of myopia management, the most current data available and how that impacts our decision-making process when prescribing in office. This course will review the most current data and research on axial length acquisition, validity of instruments, purpose of use, and the pros and cons to implementation. How to calculate the expected axial length for your patient and how to incorporate the data in your decision-making process.

3:00 – 3:10 PM — Q&A

3:10 – 3:30 PM — Break

3:30 – 4:20 PM — Setting The Stage: Refractive Surgery Considerations And How Myopia Management Fits In

Speaker: John D. Gelles, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 87709-PO
This course will cover the concept of vision for a lifetime and the importance of collaborative care. We will review strategies for myopia management and the positive impact it has on refractive procedures. Myopia management may play an increasingly important role in the future of refractive surgery.

4:20 – 4:30 PM — Q&A

4:35 – 5:25 PM — Contact Lens Fitting For Myopia Management

Speaker: Julie DeKinder, OD, FAAO, Dipl CCLRT, FSLS
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 84701-CL
The 1-hour CE course will discuss contact lenses for the control of myopic progression. Lens selection, design, and troubleshooting will be discussed. Utilization of technology for monitoring myopic progression and lens fitting will be included in the lecture. A clinical protocol for initial fitting and ongoing patient monitoring will be discussed for each lens modality.

5:25 – 5:35 PM — Q&A

5:35 – 5:45 PM — Conclusion And Adjournment

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Thank You To Our Supporting Vendor Partners!

This event is supported by the following PECAA vendor partners.
We sincerely thank them for their support!

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